Moms’ smoking tied to psychiatric meds in kids

8/28/11

Children whose mothers smoked while pregnant were more likely to end up on medications such as antidepressants, stimulants and drugs for addiction, according to a study from Finland that hints at smoking’s affect on a baby’s developing brain.

While the findings don’t prove that cigarette smoking during pregnancy causes changes in children’s brains or behavior, they offer one more piece of evidence that should encourage women not to smoke while pregnant, the researchers wrote in the American Journal of Epidemiology.

Source: Reuters

Available at: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/08/29/us-smoking-idUSTRE77S08L20110829

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